What a satisfying, visual word ‘slumgullion’ is, evocative perhaps of the rat-infested bowels of a ship, or an unpleasant condition of the lower intestine.

In fact, the criminally under-used slumgullion means ‘a cheap, watery meat stew’ – or alternatively, ‘the refuse from whale blubber’.

An appropriate double usage (perhaps best delivered when sitting down to your partner’s lovingly-cooked meal tonight) might be: ‘Blimey, this slumgullion tastes like a right steaming pile of old slumgullion’.

Don’t come crying to the crack team of business copywriters at Wordsworks, however, though if it earns you a night on the sofa.

On the upside, you might placate said partner by fascinating them with the origins of the word: ‘slum’, from a muddy deposit in a mining sluice, and ‘gullion’, from the Irish Gaelic ‘goilin’, meaning mud.